Why is it in our nature to kick people while they are already down? I ask this as I think about celebrities such as Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan who have been butchered by the media and population as a whole, over the last few years. I just wonder why does it make people fair game for being treated inhumanely just because they are given the title of celebrity?
I know that neither of these girls has been an example of what any of us would want our daughters to become, but we must remember that they are human. Contrary to our belief; they do have feelings, and as parents we must remember that they are someones daughter. Most of all, we must remember that they are sinners in need of grace just like me and just like you.
Lest you compare me to Chris Crocker , my reason for writing this is to say that these girls need to see the love of God in us as Christians. Daily Britney and Lindsey are lambasted by late night talk shows such as Letterman, Leno and Jimmey Kimmel and who can forget all the fat jokes made about Britney after her mtv music awards performance. Let us venture into real life for a second, what type a person with any feelings would chastise a woman who has had 2 children in the last few years about their weight? Weight is a sensitive subject with women. Any woman who was chastised to the extent of Britney could seemingly be plunged into depression, because they are already sensitive about the changes in their body since their pregnancy.
We can talk all day about the injustices I feel these girls have faced. In spite of their failures and the paths they have chosen shouldn’t we be encouraging them to get back up and encouraging them to better things rather than lambasting them with judgment and hateful comments? Why does someone else destroying their life make us so happy? Why is that funny to us? Shouldn’t our hearts be broken for these whose lives are spinning out of control? Remember Jesus words, ” let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
So what can we do? If we are the church, and by the church I mean the collective body of Christ we should:
- Pray fervently for these celebrities such as Britney and Lindsey and others whose lives are spinning out of control
- Pray for the families of these celebrities ( Britney’s Kids, parents etc)
- Write a letter to these celebrities letting them know you are praying and encourage them such as Southland Christian Church has done.
- Become broken for the people without Jesus in Hollywood